September 21, 22, 23, 2016
Messe Augsburg – Bavaria – Germany

Final Report
Thank you for the very successful edition

The new international trade fair for composite & advanced materials in Germany, EXPERIENCE COMPOSITES – powered by JEC Group, celebrates a remarkable and promising start: 175 exhibitors and 4,120 attendees from more than 30 countries, 3 congresses with 52 conferences, a startup competition, Innovation awards and a range of educational activities.




Countries Represented

Key Figures


OEM & Final Processors visit EXPERIENCE COMPOSITES

Awards Ceremony

Startup Competition

What they say about us


“ We had many interesting contacts and discussions with many industries, above all for our product fi:resist. We were able to generate new ideas and to narrow down the features required for our solutions even more. We attracted a great deal of attention on account of the novelty of our products and they went down very well. We are of course very pleased to have been presented the Experience Composites Innovation Award. ”
Günther Hirt, Managing Director of Fisco GmbH

“ I enjoyed very good discussions at EXPERIENCE COMPOSITES. I was pleasantly surprised at the number of exhibitors at the first event of this type. The quality of the exhibitors was also exceptionally high and very international. We had a wonderful get-together in the Textile and Industry Museum and outstanding opportunities for networking and discussions. I am very taken with the format of the Multi-Location Event because real industry results are visible and tangible. That is the USP of Experience Composites. I am looking forward to the next EXPERIENCE COMPOSITES trade fair at which we shall be attending again. ”
Wolfgang Hehl, Managing Director of Augsburg Innovationspark GmbH

“ We thought that EXPERIENCE COMPOSITES was very good. We have reached our target group. That is of course the main aim of exhibitors at trade fairs. We are looking forward to 2018. ”
Roland Lutz, Managing Director, Gaugler & Lutz oHG

“ That was a new, different and impressive trade fair with lots of practical input for practical applications. With many different ideas, imposing exhibits, international in character, with B2B potential and job prospects. ”
Professor Hubert Jäger, Chairman of the Board of Carbon Composites e.V.

“ EXPERIENCE COMPOSITES presented itself as a platform for decision-makers and experts at the very first opportunity. Without exception the visitors were focussed on what we do. We had many interesting contacts. This is a start for future development ”
Andreas Stöckle, Site Manager of Airbus Helicopters Deutschland

“ Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by the trade fair – the community was in fact represented in its entirety and many customers described Augsburg as being a far more pleasant compared to other locations, because visitors can see everything they want to see and that includes travelling to, and home from, Augsburg. The relatively high proportion of visitors from other countries was a pleasant surprise for me as well. There is room for improvement in integrating supporting programme and umbrella events better in future. ”
Ralph R. Hufschmied, Managing Director, Hufschmied Zerspanungssysteme GmbH

“ For a trade fair staged for the first time it was excellent and the atmosphere and quality was good. Now we shall have to tune up the concept for the second EXPERIENCE COMPOSITES and appeal to an even larger and more international community. I am particularly pleased at the consolidated partnership with the JEC Group and the committed involvement of industry. The start-up award instigated for the first time was a great part of the event designed to encourage up and coming firms and the power of innovation of our industry. This meant that 12 promising start-ups had an opportunity to present themselves to a wide audience. The result was that we were able to present Cevotex, Cobratex and Sicony, three highly innovative prize winners, with awards. ”
Professor Klaus Drechsler, holder of the Carbon Composites Chair at the Technical University in Munich and director of the Fraunhofer IGCV Institute in Augsburg

“ We are very pleased at winning the start-up award, but also at the coaching and publicity offered to us. The trade fair was well-attended and the concept is highly innovative. We visited and made the acquaintance of many interesting exhibitors. The trade fair was very well organised and it ran smoothly. We look forward to JEC World in Paris 2017, because we shall be presenting our plant which is ready for mass production. ”
Thorsten Gröne, Managing Director, Cevotec GmbH

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